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Touchdown Jesus: Faith and Fandom at Notre Dame

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Since the time of Knute Rockne, fans have been drawn to Notre Dame for reasons that go far beyond the normal allegiances. Just as Ohioans root for Ohio State, Los Angelenos for UCLA, Catholics everywhere root for Notre Dame. Over the decades their devotion to team and institution has become a religion in ways that exceed metaphor. Millions in number, these modern-day fans ...more
Hardcover, 347 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by Simon & Schuster
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Mickey Mantle
May 10, 2009 Mickey Mantle rated it it was amazing
For anyone who did not attend the University of Notre Dame, this wonderful book will make anyone, football fan or not, want to get to a game there.
This book captures the quasi mystical aspect of an Autumn afternoon in South Bend.
The famed Subway Alumni are featured throughout....people who worship the Institution who have no tie to the University other than emotional.
It is difficult to generalize the throng at a football Saturday.....and the author certainly doesn't.
Kb
Jun 26, 2008 Kb rated it it was ok
I guess I was hoping for more of a critical approach to "faith and fandom at ND," but this author is clearly a part of the fervor himself, so everything is shown through that lens. This is still pretty revealing at times.
Kristy
Mar 17, 2008 Kristy rated it it was ok
All you ever wanted to know about the fan trails and politics involved with college football at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
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